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[BREAKING] SCOTUS Denies Trump’s Request to Block Release of White House Records to Jan 6th Committee

[BREAKING] SCOTUS Denies Trump’s Request to Block Release of White House Records to Jan 6th Committee

The Supreme Court late Wednesday afternoon rejected a request by Donald Trump to block White House records from being sent to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot.

Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records.

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Trump had first petitioned the high court in December after the Committee first requested the White House documents from the National Archives. Citing executive privilege, Trump’s lawyers argued that the release of the documents could be “harmful” to Trump, although they did not expand on just how Trump would be harmed.

It’s just another bit of bad news this week for Trump and his family, who are all under investigation in New York State in a case brought by Attorney General Letitia James. Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, who recently became engaged to Donald Trump, Junior, have had their phone records subpoenaed by the Committee, who also have issued subpoenas to Trump’s legal team behind the 2020 Presidential election voter fraud allegations.

It was likely that Trump’s appeal would be denied, but Trump’s use of lawsuits to delay inevitable prosecution is well-documented.

The ruling, which came in an unsigned, one-paragraph order, effectively kills Trump’s pending appeal in the case that centered on keeping the documents secret. Justice Clarence Thomas, a staunch conservative, was alone in indicating that he would have granted Trump’s request.

[This is a breaking and developing story, please check back for updates]

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